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Crack Sentencing Statute Not Retroactive (access required)

Drug evidence found in a suitcase belonging to defendant, an unregistered motel guest, need not be suppressed, the 4th Circuit says, even if searching the suitcase went beyond a “protective sweep”; and the 4th Circuit joins its sister circuits and holds that the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010 does not apply retroactively to allow ...

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